How Hollywood is rekindling the rom-com — with the help of romance novels | Julia Quinn

How Hollywood is rekindling the rom-com — with the help of romance novels

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Aug 16, 2018

The article begins:

“All you need is love — a precept romance novels live by with the notion of the HEA (happily-ever-after) embedded in their DNA. But it’s a message Hollywood seemed to forget over the past decade, with mourners tolling the bell for the death of the rom-com. The big screen’s loss has been publishing’s gain, as a rom-com renaissance in books has exploded.”

JQ’s Bridgertons are highlighted partway into the article with:

“Shonda Rhimes is also hitting the books, developing a TV show for Netflix out of the Regency-era Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn. Quinn says the issue of “prestige” is the reason it’s taken so long for so many to see romance as a viable source for adaptation. “Producers would rather do the 496th Jane Austen than something with a ‘romance novel’ label,” she says. With Rhimes’ influence, Quinn is hopeful for change.”

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